November Art: Do like to be beside the seaside – The Post

November Art: Do like to be beside the seaside

Seaside pastels (photo: Prince Gallery)
November 4th, 2016 9:45 am| by TheCopenhagenPost
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Seaside and Figures
ongoing, ends Dec 9, Tue-Fri 12:00-16:00, Sat 11:00-16:00; Prince Gallery, Hauser Plads 16A, Cph K; free adm; princegallerycph.com
Danish painter Johannes Sivertsen revisits the past to demonstrate that our contemporary view of our environment is formed by other pictures – ones we have seen before, which we become attached to.

Taking his starting point in a fusion of two paintings by Picasso from his Blue Period, Sivertsen repeats the same motif over and over again to create seven different versions, each marginally different from the original.

The repetition reiterates not only the archetype it represents, but also inconsistencies and distortions that are present in Picasso’s original paintings. (DS)

Dark white & Gargoyle room
ongoing, ends Nov 19, Wed-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-16:00, closed Sun-Tue; V1 Gallery, Flæsketorvet 69-71, Cph V; v1gallery.com
V1 Gallery’s first floor is showing Swedish artist Sara-Vide Ericson’s Dark White, her second solo exhibition with V1. Consisting of 18 paintings and one large drawing, Ericson’s paintings explore the deep, ritualistic connection of humans to nature.

Descending a floor, we find Danish video artist Katja Bjørn’s Gargoyle Room, an audio-visual experience that depicts human sensuality and lust. Set in a small room, two videos switch between depictions of masked characters engaging with each other’s bodies, and blurry close up shots that triggers our imagination. (ZT)

Moharamat
Nov 3-30; Nordvest Bibliotek, Rentemestervej 76, Cph NV; open daily from 08:00, free adm
Angélique Sanossian projects Aleppo’s destroyed buildings onto the female body to protest against the destruction of cultural heritage. Don’t miss her Q&A on November 9 at17:00. (BH)

Søren Jensen
Nov 4-Dec 3; Galerie Mikael Andersen, Bredgade 63, Cph K; free adm, mikaelandersen.com
Continuing his trilogy Profan Theatre (first exhibited in 2013), Danish artist Søren Jensen brings part 2-3 with an ensemble of costumes, word signs, theatre props, and two video installations. (ZT)

Bruce Nauman
ongoing, ends Dec 22, Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00, Thu to 21:00; Copenhagen Contemporary, Trangravsvej 10-12, Cph K; 50kr, cphco.org
American artist Bruce Nauman actively seeks to engage viewers, challenging and provoking thought through a collection of multidisciplinary forms. (ZT)

Rita Ackermann
ongoing, ends Jan 22, Mon-Sun 11:00-17:00; Malmö Konsthall; free adm, konsthall.malmo.se
Ackermann explores the gradual disintegration of the human figure through chalkboard paintings: inviting the viewer to contemplate the invisible spaces between what is visible. (ZT)

On being an angel
Nov 5-Mar 19, Tue-Sun 11:00-19:00; Moderna Museet Malmö; free adm, modernamuseet.se
Engaging with themes of sexuality, the body, and its representation, Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) invites the viewer to form an intimate bond with her pictures and images. (ZT)